Bas Smets is a landscape architect, founder of the Bureau Bas Smets and professor of architecture at Harvard University.
Bas Smets founded his practice in Brussels in 2007 and has since completed over 50 projects in more than 12 countries with his team of 25 architects and landscape architects. He holds a master’s degree in architecture and civil engineering from the University of Leuven and a master’s degree in landscape architecture from the University of Geneva. He has taught at various institutions, such as the École d’architecture la Cambre in Brussels, the École spéciale d’architecture in Paris and the Technische Universität in Graz. In 2017, he was appointed general curator of the Bordeaux Architecture Biennial. Bas Smets has received numerous distinctions and awards, including the Prix de l’urbanisme et de l’espace public from the Académie française d’architecture and the Aga Khan Award for Architecture.
Charleroi, from fortified city to sought after city
Charleroi, city of ambitious projects The city of Charleroi, in Belgium, has a very distinctive history. Since its creation, the city has grown through a series of ambitious projects. Designed by Vauban in 1666 as a fortress, it is perched on a rocky spur. Its defenses were expanded in successive stages. Two hundred years later, … Continuedlire l'article